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Author Maroon, Joseph C.

Title The longevity factor : how resveratrol and red wine activate genes for a longer and healthier life / Joseph Maroon.

Imprint New York : Atria Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    613.2 MAR    Available
Edition 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Description xvi, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-327) and index.
Summary Neuroscientist and surgeon Joseph Maroon looks at recent scientific breakthroughs identifying a group of natural substances--including the much-publicized molecule resveratrol--that can actually activate a specific set of genes that promote a longer, healthier life. These substances, which make red wine, dark chocolate, and green tea good for us, appear to stave off a wide array of age-related diseases and keep us feeling young and vital. Only recently have scientists discovered how to isolate resveratrol and concentrate it into an affordable and safe supplement. Already, more than 200 supplements featuring resveratrol have flooded the market, and there are more on the way. What is a consumer to look for? Since resveratrol is a natural substance, can you get enough of it through diet alone, or should you combine diet with a supplement? And what lies on the horizon from the pharmaceutical industry? These questions and many more are answered here. --From publisher description.
Subject Longevity.
Resveratrol -- Health aspects.
ISBN 9781416551072 (alk. paper)
1416551077 (alk. paper)

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